TMI & Embarrassing Question

on 7/8/19 3:46 pm


I'm not sure how to ask ......but here it goes.....has anyone had problems with their bowels movements? I'm a few years post-op and I find that now I pass either mucous with a tiny bit of stool or just straight mucous (there's also been a bit of leakage).

This is TMI but I'm concerned.

TIA I appreciate any response.

on 7/8/19 4:02 pm
RNY on 08/11/14

Hi! My only issue has been combating constipation. I would say if this is something new for you that contact your surgeon team and maybe speak to a nurse. It may/may not be something directly related to your surgery so you could potentially even make an appt with your PCP to discuss potential causes.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 137-140 (10/2018)GW 150

White Dove
on 7/8/19 6:01 pm

Talk to your doctor. This might be from malabsorption. You may be told to eat more fiber or take fiber supplements and to drink more water. Get it checked out. Many things could be going on.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 7/8/19 7:17 pm

Papaya can help you.

on 7/9/19 3:57 am
RNY on 02/28/17

I know that many of us do struggle with constipation, but really at several years post-op, if you have having problems, you should talk to your doctor. Hoping all goes well.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

on 7/12/19 9:24 am - Jackson, TN
RNY on 04/17/15


How much water do you drink?

Do you take a probiotic regularly?

Do you exercise? nstipation-via-movement

I average 120 oz a day and never, EVER miss my morning probiotic. Exercise helps as well. I cycle/swim/run 5-6 days a week

Regular as the Sun..just FYI..

Height=5"4' Age=49 RNY=04/17/2015

HW=285, CW=205, LW=197, GW=195

My exercise motto-Further or faster!!!

Sharon SW-267
GW-165 CW-167 S.

on 7/15/19 7:18 am - PA
RNY on 12/22/14

It's been over a week - been to see a dr yet? If still going on, please make appt.


Jody H.
on 7/19/19 12:17 pm - Des Moines, IA

Miralax, Benefiber, and drinking lots of water are all important. Protein can be constipating. Constipation can lead to "leakage" or thin fecal content that works its way past a blockage.

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